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NOV Inc (NOV) Is Now En Route to Higher Prices

NOV Inc (NYSE: NOV) is -2.86% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $14.05 and a high of $21.91 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The NOV stock was last observed hovering at around $19.52 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.18%.

Currently trading at $19.70, the stock is 7.25% and 7.41% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 3.07 million and changing 0.92% at the moment leaves the stock 2.94% off its SMA200. NOV registered 6.89% gain for a year compared to 6-month loss of -7.21%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $1.08 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $9.23.

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The stock witnessed a 16.57% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -3.81%, and is 3.09% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.27% over the week and 2.42% over the month.

NOV Inc (NOV) has around 33676 employees, a market worth around $7.76B and $8.57B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 7.86 and Fwd P/E is 10.67. Profit margin for the company is 11.58%. Distance from 52-week low is 40.21% and -10.07% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (11.77%).

NOV Inc quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.27 with sales reaching $2.12B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -34.84% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 6.40% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 7.90% in year-over-year returns.

NOV Inc (NOV) Top Institutional Holders

532 institutions hold shares in NOV Inc (NOV), with institutional investors hold 98.50% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 393.95M, and float is at 390.43M with Short Float at 2.08%. Institutions hold 97.78% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group Inc with over 39.27 million shares valued at $629.94 million. The investor’s holdings represent 9.97% of the NOV Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 37.39 million shares valued at $599.71 million to account for 9.49% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are First Eagle Investment Management, LLC which holds 37.01 million shares representing 9.40% and valued at over $593.6 million, while Pzena Investment Management Llc holds 9.34% of the shares totaling 36.79 million with a market value of $590.12 million.

NOV Inc (NOV) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Novak Christy Lynn,the company’sVP, Corp. Controller, CAO. SEC filings show that Novak Christy Lynn sold 3,500 shares of the company’s common stock on Feb 22 ’24 at a price of $17.43 per share for a total of $60988.0. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.11 million shares.

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